Glossary of Fabrics & Fibers
100 wt. Microfleece with Hydrotex™: (100% polyester 9oz/yard) This is a versatile weight for mid-layering under outerwear. Our napped pile is ultra lightweight, provides superior warmth without the weight, dries quickly, is very packable and stays warm even if wet. The antimicrobial finish resists odor-causing bacteria and is hypo-allergenic. We further treat our Microfleece with Hydrotex™, a wicking treatment to quickly transport moisture to the outer shell.
Coolmax® Mesh: (100% polyester) A high tech mesh made with tetra (4)-channel, polyester fibers that are warp-knit in a tricot construction, Coolmax®quickly ‘wicks’ perspiration away from your skin and allows it to evaporate through the fabric, thus keeping you dry and comfortable. Fit is important here because in order to ‘wick’ (like how an oil lamp fuels itself) perspiration away, Coolmax® must be in contact with your perspiration. MOCEAN is aware of this fact and addresses it through our fit and designs.
Hytrel® with Teflon HT®: (100% Nylon) Our laminated, waterproof/ breathable, 2-layer fabric is strong yet light weight for sustained performance in variable conditions. Hytrel® is a monolithic film that, in contrast to microporous films, does not have tiny holes in it that become clogged. Laminated to Supplex® nylon, the polyether-ester block copolymers that form Hytrel® achieve all of the desirable characteristics necessary for a high performance, waterproof/ breathable fabric. The two most outstanding features of Hytrel® are the high Mullen (waterproof) ratings and the outstanding MVTR/ Moisture Vapor Transmission Rates (breathability). Also, the face of our Hytrel® fabric system is coated with Du Pont Teflon HT®, the most effective, longest-lasting water & stain repellency available. Simply put: you stay dry inside and out!
Flex-A-Vent™: (90% nylon/10% Spandex) We use warp-knit Flex-A-Vent™ because it is strong and has excellent 4-way stretch properties. Incredibly stretchy, Flex-A-Vent™ is a perfect venting mesh for use in high quality, professional uniforms due to its unique balance of stretch and durability.
P3 Vapor™: The inventors of this fiber were awarded a Nobel Prize for their achievement. The only textile fiber to have earned such a distinction, this revolutionary synthetic fiber is the least absorbent of any natural or man-made fiber, possesses the lowest thermal conductivity rate and is the lightest of them all (30% lighter than polyester and 20% lighter than nylon). P3 Vapor™ is a jersey-knit fabric (like a T-shirt) but is ‘slick' in order to reduce the friction that occurs between you and your body armor. Utilizing P3 Vapor™, we have engineered the best, most efficient way to stay drier and more comfortable while wearing body armor.
Unlike ‘wicking’ fabrics that ‘wet-out’ in order to transport perspiration within their fibers, P3 Vapor™ transports perspiration along the outside of the fiber and will never ‘wet-out’. This property exposes perspiration to any number of ways to manage it – including evaporation, diffusion and convection. What is key here is that P3 Vapor™ has the ability to give perspiration a place to go in a closed system environment (such as under body armor). Moreover, P3Vapor™ allows the end user to feel dry because the fabric feels dry.
On its own, MOCEAN’s P3 Vapor™ fabric design is innovative from a pure engineering sense and reflects a new departure in cutting edge technology. This is a proprietary fabric system developed by MOCEAN for use by our professional customers who wear body armor. You start dry and stay dry with P3 Vapor.
Reflective Material: Our reflective material consists of a highly reflective, durable material that has a minimum RA (coefficient of retro reflection) of 500 candelas per lux per square meter (cd · lx-1 · m-2), measured by retro reflective intensity testing procedures ASTM E809 and E810. This is the [high] industry standard of 3M® Scotchlite® Reflective Transfer Film 8710 [@ 500 cd · lx-1 · m-2]. The reflective material is silver and meets or exceeds EN471 laundry standards, thus is able to withstand rigorous home laundry washings and is professionally dry cleanable. To maintain the performance of the reflective material, the 3M Corporation recommends the application of Scotchgard® fabric protector to the reflective material.
Stretch-Factor™: (100% polyester micro fiber) Stretch-Factor™ is a stretch-twill fabric that is woven with 100% microdenier polyester yarns. Stretch-Factor™ stretch properties are achieved without the use of Lycra® or Spandex® fibers. This accomplishment, in a woven fabric, has lead to incredible durability AND comfort with ease of movement. Stretch-Factor™ was designed and woven specifically for professional uniform apparel and it looks and feels like a high quality, cotton-polyester blend twill. And, being that polyester is one of the most fade resistant and colorfast yarns, Stretch-Factor™ will not fade.
Supplex® with Teflon HT®: (100% nylon) A 3.8 oz/ yd2 nylon with Teflon HT® that is woven in a high count, 2-ply, plain weave construction; which is the best for high energy pursuits. 3-ply construction is too heavy and has a firm hand that was developed for winter sports. Would you patrol year-round in ski weight apparel? Durability is not a factor because test data indicates that high count, 2-ply is as durable as 3-ply. Our preferred weight allows us to offer you apparel that is extremely versatile due to its light weight, easy care, stain and fade resistant, windproof and water resistant characteristics. Also, our Supplex® is treated with Du Pont Teflon HT®, the most effective, longest-lasting water & stain repellency available.
Tactel®/ Lycra®: (88% Tactel®/ 12% Lycra®) This four-way stretch, warp-knit fabric is perfect for compression and support. The use of Tactel®, with its jet dyed, air-textured yarns, gives it the soft hand we all like but doesn’t sacrifice the performance that the application requires. Tactel® yarns quickly diffuse perspiration across the face of the fabric and allow for the quick evaporation of that unwanted wet feeling.
Vapor Pique™: (100% polyester micro fiber) This state-of-the-art ‘plated’- knit pique was created for MOCEAN’s professional uniform shirts by knitting two different high quality polyester microfibre yarns together to create a fabric face and back. Vapor Pique™ is a robust microdenier, mini-pique knit that has a high-quality, lush yet lightweight hand that will maintain its just-pressed appearance all day. With a purposeful balance between hand, function and durability, this fabric is easy to care for and will maintain its integrity over time. We also added Q-wick™, a wicking treatment to the inside yarns. Q-wick™ quickly sponges perspiration away from your body and disperses it along the outside fibers to speed evaporation and cooling. 100% polyester yarns means that Vapor Pique™ will not fade.
X-Factor Fabric™: (65% aramid/ 30% natural fiber/ 5% segmented polyurethane) X-Factor™ is a stretch-woven fabric designed and woven specifically for daily and extreme end use in MOCEAN’s uniform apparel. The combined properties of this advanced fabric make it highly abrasion-resistant and tough to snag, yet it is so lightweight that you can almost see through it. With its tri-blend construction and permanent water repellency, X-Factor™ allows us to design and consistently deliver garments that maintain their form, function and fit even after daily use. The bottom line is: With MOCEAN's X-Factor™, you get more patrol hours per garment, per dollar.
Registered Trademarks: We refer to the following registered trademarks: MOCEAN® of MOCEAN, Inc. Coolmax®, Hytrel®, Lycra®, Supplex®, Teflon HT® of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Inc. Tactel® of ICI Chemicals & Polymers, Ltd. Scotchlite®, Scotchgard® of 3M, Inc. Velcro® of Velcro, Inc.